Posted in June 2015

Just In: New Inventory

Just In: New Inventory

Almost daily, new books are added to our inventory.  Isn’t it time you stopped in for a visit? “The greatest gift is the passion for reading.  It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.  It is a moral illumination.” Elizabeth Hardwick … Continue reading

A Sign of the Times

A Sign of the Times

Ok.  NO more excuses for being unable to find our bookstore!  The  marvelous magnificent Mondragon sign company has come to the rescue and put up our old sign.   We have promised the city sign code enforcers we will be good and not illuminate the sign at night, even though—with all the plaza businesses facing inward—I … Continue reading

The Johnstown Flood: May 31,1889

The Johnstown Flood: May 31,1889

May 31, 1889: Heavy rains. 5-10 inches in the mountains of western Pennsylvania in 24 hours. A dam bursts and a wall of water estimated at 36 feet high plunges down to engulf Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  2,209 people died.  Arguably, the worst tragedy in US history.  Afterward, the scandal of the dam. We have two books … Continue reading